University of Puget Sound
Job ID: 5724
Location: Institutional Research
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Staff Posting Details
Appointment: Regular, full time (1.0 FTE)
The University of Puget Sound is looking for a creative, curious and enthusiastic Assessment Analyst to join the Office of Institutional Research. Do you like to juggle more than one project at once? Do you embrace both creative projects and routine tasks? If so, we'd love to receive your application. We are looking for someone who will have, at a minimum, an earned baccalaureate degree by June 1, 2021, and who has 2 to 5 years of experience collecting and using qualitative and quantitative data to assess programs.
Position Summary: Reporting to the Associate Provost, Institutional Research, Planning and Student Success, the Institutional Assessment Analyst has primary responsibility for supporting assessment of curricular and co-curricular outcomes including survey and focus group management, data collection and analysis, and communications.
Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:
Manage all logistical aspects of
surveys of Puget Sound students, faculty and staff, including
internal surveys and external surveys from organizations such as
NSSE and HEDS. This includes calendaring, deploying, communications
Support development of internal
surveys of faculty, staff and student in service to the University
and in consultation with other offices.
Promote and market surveys and focus
groups to increase and maintain strong response rates.
Oversee Qualtrics survey software
usage and training.
Manage focus groups run through the
Office of Institutional Research, training and/or supporting other
offices as necessary.
Consult with offices and department
to assist them in development of assessment plans, including data
sharing, surveys and focus groups.
Providing internal and national
qualitative and quantitative data and analysis to departments and
offices for use in assessment.
Maintain institutional research
Develop and manage social media
presence for the Office of Institutional Research.
Administrative duties including
scheduling and calendars.
Field and respond to ad hoc
Participating in the success of the
Office of Institutional Research in meeting its goals.
Represent the University and planning and pursuing career and professional development opportunities outside of Puget Sound.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to develop and administer
surveys, preferably through the use of Qualtrics survey software
including the ability to employ survey logic, craft survey
questions collaboratively and manage survey messaging.
Ability to craft surveys with
knowledge of the subsequent analysis.
Ability to independently manage all
aspects of focus groups including drafting protocols, recruiting
participants, facilitating groups, note taking, analyzing
qualitative data and report writing.
Ability to develop a social media
plan collaboratively and to implement and maintain it
Ability to edit and manage a
Ability to craft learning outcomes
collaboratively, develop measures for outcomes, select and use the
appropriate research tool for measuring outcomes, report out on
achievement of outcomes, and maintain tracking of outcome
Ability to manipulate, analyze,
summarize and present qualitative and quantitative data in multiple
ways for a variety of audiences, using
Excel (minimum knowledge includes
Statistical software such as SPSS, R
or Stata (minimum knowledge includes importing datasets, cleaning
and labelling data, and descriptive statistical analyses),
Powerpoint (import graphs and tables
for effective communication of data as information), and
Microsoft word (to write reports,
including importing graphs, tables and images).
Minimum Requirements and Qualifications:
2 - 5 years of experience related to
assessment research. Experience obtained while completing education
(internships, research, etc.) will be considered in the total years
Excellent communication (oral and
written) and interpersonal skills, as evidenced through samples of
Ability to respectfully work,
communicate and provide leadership within a diverse campus
- Graduate coursework in research methodology
- Experience using R or Python for data manipulation and statistics
- Knowledge of advanced statistical techniques (e.g., Structural Equation Modeling)
Compensation and Benefits: Decisions about starting salaries are made based on the extent and relatedness of the candidate's education and experience and on internal equity and market considerations.
Puget Sound offers a generous benefits package. For more information, visit: http://www.pugetsound.edu/about/offices-services/human-resources/overview-of-university-benefit/.
Application Deadline: Interested individuals are encouraged to submit application materials no later than April 30, 2021 to ensure consideration. Applications submitted without the required attachments will not be considered. Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified.
Letter of Interest
Applications submitted without the required attachments will not be considered.
All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a background inquiry and if applicable for the position, drug screen, physical test and functional assessment.
We acknowledge the richness
of commonalities and differences we share as a university
community; the intrinsic worth of all who work and study here; that
education is enhanced by investigation of and reflection upon
We aspire to create respect
for and appreciation of all persons as a key characteristic of our
campus community; to increase the diversity of all parts of our
University community through commitment to diversity in our
recruitment and retention efforts; to foster a spirit of openness
to active engagement among all members of our campus
We act to achieve an
environment that welcomes and supports diversity; to ensure full
educational opportunity for all who teach and learn here; to
prepare effectively citizen-leaders for a pluralistic world.
Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. To learn more please visit: http://www.pugetsound.edu/about/diversity-at-puget-sound/
The University of Puget Sound is an equal opportunity employer.
How to Apply
For complete job description and application instructions, visit: www.pugetsound.edu/employment
About Puget Sound
Puget Sound is a selective national liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing 2,600 students from 48 states and 20 countries. Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. A low student-faculty ratio provides Puget Sound students with personal attention from faculty who have a strong commitment to teaching and offer 1,200 courses each year in more than 40 traditional and interdisciplinary fields, including graduate programs in occupational and physical therapy and in education. Puget Sound is the only nationally ranked independent undergraduate liberal arts college in Western Washington, and one of just five independent colleges in the Pacific Northwest granted a charter by Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s most prestigious academic honorary society. Visit "About Puget Sound" (http://www.pugetsound.edu/about) to learn more about the college.
As a strategic goal and through our core values, University of Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. EOE/AA